"This is part of a wider trend on the part of the USA that goes well beyond the Human Rights Council and UN bodies and which across the board raises the question, 'Where do you get the most impact - from the inside working with other like-minded nations, or from the outside acting alone?' " says one official who requested anonymity to speak candidly on the issue.
"It's a setback that they've made this decision because the cooperation has been good", said Soini.
Haley argued that the council acted as a "protector of human rights abusers and cesspool of political bias" and accused the body of "politicizing and scapegoating countries with positive human rights records".
"China expresses regret at the USA decision to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council", Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang (耿爽) saud at a regular media briefing.
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United States federal facilities now hold in excess of 11,000 children who have been separated from their parents, who are suspected of immigration offences.
President Borut Pahor of Slovenia - the home country of Melania Trump - said the American withdrawal was "bad news" for "everybody" who cares about human rights. "Given the state of #HumanRights in today's world, the U.S. should be stepping up, not stepping back". "The United States has repeatedly called for reform of the UNHRC; unfortunately, the council has rebuffed any serious reform - severely impeding its ability to effectively act as an objective guardian of human rights". They cited the membership of known human rights abusers like China, Cuba, and Venezuela on the council, its fixation on condemning Israel and its inability or lack of desire to condemn true wrongdoers.
Among reforms the United States had pushed for was to make it easier to kick out member states with egregious rights records.
Bolton said the USA was self-governing and didn't need advice from the United Nations or other global bodies on how to run itself. A week ago, Trump whitewashed the human rights atrocities of Kim Jong Un, declaring that the North Korean dictator loves his people.
Item 7 addresses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and rights abuses in Israel and by Israel in the adjacent occupied territories.
But there are credible arguments and debates over how the United States, for now the world's most powerful nation, should protect human rights.
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Carlos Sanchez was sent off in the third minute of the defeat after he stopped a goal-bound shot with his hand in the penalty box. Colombia defeated Japan 4-1 when the teams played in Brazil four years ago. 74' - GOAL! Colombia 1-2 Japan (Osako).
The U.S. pullout was bound to have ripple effects for at least two countries at the council: China and Israel.
"Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan, reporting from Washington, DC, said the United States exit from the 47-member Geneva-based body" did not come as a shock", as it was something that Haley had talked about nearly from the moment that she became the U.S. ambassador to the UN in early 2017.
Haley also blamed human rights groups for the decision to leave, saying they had thwarted US attempts to improve the council.
Announcing the decision to leave the council, Ms Haley described it as a "hypocritical and self-serving organisation" that displayed "unending hostility towards Israel".
Bolton - who has long opposed the council -voted against creating it, while he was serving as ambassador to the United Nations back in 2006. At the rights council, the United States has recently been the most unabashed critic of rights abuses in China - whose growing economic and diplomatic clout has chastened some other would-be critics, rights advocates say.
Many politicians echoed the Obama administration's reasons for joining the council when speaking out against the decision.
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But the home side was all out in quick succession after tea for 300, a lead of 47 on the first innings. Sri Lanka protested by refusing to leave their dressing room for almost 90 minutes.